Ice Ripples Cowl by Ann Budd

Ice Ripples Cowl

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in tuck stitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
About 20 1/4" (51.5 cm) in circumference and 9" (23 cm) tall; or about 43" (109 cm) in circumference and 4" (10 cm) tall
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Designed as the free pattern for my Knit For Fun Retreat in Edmonton, Alberta (November, 2017), there are two versions of this cozy cowl to protect against the long, dark frozen days of Northern winters.
One version is long and narrow (suitable for double wrapping); the other is short and wide. Both options use a lofty tuck stitch pattern that reminds me of ice ripples, hence the name.
The tucks are formed by working the purl bump fine rounds below together with the stitch on the needle. Each tuck is made up of 6 stitches; the placement of the tucks shifts brick fashion. The cast-on and bind-off edges are hemmed to echo the tucks throughout the cowl.
This easily memorized pattern makes a great showcase for River City Yarns Eden (81% merino, 10% polyamide, 9% cashmere) in a semi-solid icy colorway, called Snowdrift, that was dyed specifically for the retreat.